Immerse yourself in the aromatic essence of the Provence region, France, where our True French Lavender Flowers bloom, exuding a captivating fragrance and flavor. Rich in essential oils, enjoy the aromatic lavender flavors in your cocktails, desserts, and savory game dishes.

AROMA: Lavender

ORIGIN: France (Provence)

PACKING SIZE: 150 ct. Clamshell


All Lavender is Not for Culinary: True French Lavender Is!

Our True French Lavender stands out among various lavender species, boasting distinct characteristics. It's important to note that not all lavender varieties are suitable for culinary purposes. Here is what you need to know about our True French Lavender.

True French Lavender Flowers are celebrated for their exceptional aroma, vibrant color, and versatility in the culinary world. They exude a beautiful lavender scent, making them particularly aromatic when used in dishes. Not only do they have the softest and most appealing fragrance, but they also boast the highest quality oil production.

One of the standout features is its suitability for culinary purposes. These lavender flowers are well-suited for both sweet and savory culinary creations. They add a delightful lavender taste and fragrance to cocktails, desserts, baked goods, sauces, and more.

Their vibrant purple hue and delicate, petite blossoms make them a popular choice for garnishing dishes, decorating cakes, or creating visually appealing cocktails. They bring a touch of elegance to any culinary presentation.

Which is better: Lavender or Lavandin?

Both Lavender and Lavandin are popular aromatic plants, but they have some differences that might make one more suitable for certain purposes than the other. Let's explore why lavender flowers are often considered the better choice for certain applications:

  • Lavender, scientifically known as Lavandula angustifolia, is commonly referred to as true or English lavender. Our True French Lavender species is native to the Provence region in France.

In contrast, Lavandin belongs to the Lavandula x intermedia species, denoted by the "x," indicating its hybrid nature. It results from the crossbreeding of Lavandula angustifolia (also known as English or True Lavender) and Lavandula latifolia (commonly known as Spike Lavender)

  • Lavender is distinguished by its shorter stems when compared to Lavandin. True Lavenders typically have stems ranging from 12 to 18 inches, whereas Lavandin frequently showcases longer stems, measuring approximately 24 inches or more.
  • Lavender is recognized for its sweet fragrance, deeper color, and distinctly sweet, floral Lavender taste. 

In contrast, Lavandin possesses a more intense, camphoraceous scent, making it less sweet and more robust.

  • True lavender can be utilized in nearly the same ways as Lavandin. It is ideal for culinary uses, aromatherapy, and decoration. 

On the other hand, owing to Lavandin's potent fragrance, it is commonly incorporated into products such as soaps, lotions, and sachets, or employed in its dried form for scent.

  • Lavender typically yields less oil than Lavandin, yet its oil is often regarded as higher in quality. Lavandin is commonly grown for its increased oil content.
  • As lavender boasts a sweeter and more delicate aroma, it is ideal for enhancing dishes without overwhelming their flavors. When it comes to cooking, baking, or preparing syrups, Lavender flowers are the preferred choice due to their distinctive flavor profile. 

In contrast, Lavandin excels in uses like sachets, bouquets, and for scent, but they are less suitable for culinary purposes due to their higher camphor content.

When considering the culinary realm, the refined and appealing characteristics of Lavender make it the superior choice over Lavandin, ensuring a delightful and aromatic experience in various culinary creations.

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